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The commandant said the punishment would be "heavy;" when asked "how heavy?
He made no objection, then took me to the commandant, who heard my story and coldly ordered Briscoe to take me to the guardhouse.
Consider, Sahib,' said he, 'that if this man is taken by the commandant he will be hung or shot, and his jewels taken by the government, so that no man will be a rupee the better for them.
This seemed to him so strange that he spoke about it to a sergeant of guides, who brought it to the ears of the commandant.
By good luck I had a letter of recommendation from the government of Buenos Ayres [5] to the commandant of Patagones.
The part of the harbour where the Beagle intended to anchor being distant twenty-five miles, I obtained from the Commandant a guide and horses, to take me to see whether she had arrived.
Although no one doubted that Commandant Genestas had made conquests during his sojourn in town after town and country after country where he had taken part in the festivities given and received by the officers, yet no one knew this for a certainty.
Add, the least of a courtier among marquises," put in Genestas, scanning the young puppy, who did not know that his commandant could overhear him.
The four children belonging to the woman all appeared to be of the same age--an odd circumstance which struck the commandant.
This was Commandant O'Brien, of the French Foreign Legion.
He saw that Commandant O'Brien was absent, and that Lady Margaret was absent too.
Stragglers had come in from the army bringing reports more and more favourable: at last an aide-de-camp actually reached Brussels with despatches for the Commandant of the place, who placarded presently through the town an official announcement of the success of the allies at Quatre Bras, and the entire repulse of the French under Ney after a six hours' battle.

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